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Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Disease International. Based on Person-Centred Care principles, the course emphasises on bestowing personhood on the person with dementia as a social being, providing recognition, respect, and trust (Kitwood, 2011).

This course consists of 5 modules:


Module Title

Duration (Hrs)

Foundational Module

Nature and Impact of Dementia


Core Module 1

Person-Centred Care


Core Module 2

Behavioural Communication


Core Module 3

Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement


Elective Module

Palliative Care Approach


Total Hours:


SNB-CPE points will be awarded.

The Core Module 1 – Person-Centred Care aims to provide learners with strategies to promote person-centred care and apply self-care strategies for both professional care staff and family caregivers

  • Explain the impact of the environment on persons with dementia
  • Identify strategies for promoting person-centred care
  • Describe the impact of dementia on professional staff
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  • Apply self-care strategies for self and caregivers

Course Content

• Impact of the environment

• Principles of Person-Centred Care

• Impact of dementia on professional staff

• Signs and Symptoms

• Self-Care Strategies


Ms Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse with many years of experience in managing social, rehabilitation and dementia day centres. As one of the lead trainers for the ADA Training Programmes, she has inspired many caregivers with her dynamic training style and passion for dementia care. Fong was formerly the Centre Manager of Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s New Horizon Centres at Jurong Point and Tampines, and the coordinator for the MINDVital and MINDActive programmes at the Centre of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. These programmes were for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the Cognitive and Memory Disorders Service. Fong holds a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia, and has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Joanne Loy is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with ADA. She is also a certified Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User) by University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. Joanne has conducted training sessions for family and professional caregivers. She is passionate about dementia care and has actively involved in public education on dementia awareness, including raising dementia awareness among seniors at senior activity centres. Prior to becoming a full fledged trainer, Joanne was a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA which her main role was to provide guidance and taught eldercare workers on ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home.

Competency Mapping (DCCF)

Person-Centred Care

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For any enquiries, please email Joyce / Chandeni at

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Core Module 1 - Person Centred Care (Basic) - 2022

By Dorine Lee


$ 94.50

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